General SMiSA News

SMiSA Player of the Year Award 2011

ImageSMiSA are now accepting nominations for their St. Mirren Player of the Year award of the 2010/2011 season.  

Nominations can be made by anyone with an email address, whether they are SMiSA members or not.  Nominations should be sent here, clearly stating both your name and the name of the player that you wish to nominate.

We will accept nominations received up until 8pm on the closing date of Sunday, May 8th, when the vote will close and the winner announced a short time after.

Please only send one nomination per email address, multiple nominations from the same address WILL NOT be counted.

"Black & White Party" at Ayr Racecourse, 05-02-11

SMiSA has learned that in honour of the Scottish Cup 5th Round tie between Ayr United & St. Mirren at Somerset Park this Saturday, 5th February, Ayr Racecourse are staging what has been billed as a "Black & White Party" for fans of both clubs.

The doors to the Eglinton Stand open on Saturday at 12 noon and the event will go on until 2.45pm so that both sets of fans will be able to make the kickoff time at 3pm with the stadium very close to the course (approx 2 mins walking distance).  Bars, betting and free parking facilities are available, and children are welcome.  There will also be 'Giant TV's tuned in to the sports channels and food will be available.

As part of the event, the Racecourse are planning to donate a cheque to the Ayr United Supporters Trust (Honest Men Trust) and they have also kindly made an offer to St. Mirren of donating raceday hospitality packages for the club to have as website competition prizes.

All told, this venture should add to what will hopefully be an exciting cup trip for Saints fans this weekend.

Reaction from SMiSA Chairman to New SPL Reconstruction Proposals

Following the statement this past Monday 17th January that there is "broad support" from SPL clubs to progress with reconstruction plans to have a top flight of 10 teams with a second tier of 12 teams, SMiSA Chairman Alastair Colquhoun's reaction was as follows:

"It is very disappointing that this opportunity to arrest the steady decline of Scottish Football has been missed.
 
"The proposals ignore the views of fans as expressed through the Supporters Direct poll and other channels and will do nothing to make the product more attractive to the paying public who are already voting with their feet as illustrated by the growing sea of empty seats at SPL grounds.
 
"Businesses who continually turn a deaf ear to the wishes of their customers are unlikely to have a prosperous future."
 
A formal vote has yet to take place on the proposals, with any vote to change the SPL structure requiring a 10-2 majority to be successful.

SMiSA Committee meet with SPL Chief Executive, Neil Doncaster

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On the morning of  Wednesday 12/01/2010 at Hampden Park, SMiSA Chairman Alastair Colquhoun & Webmaster David Tennant met with SPL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster to discuss and debate the proposed SPL reconstruction plans.  The meeting, which lasted over 90 minutes was, we believe, extremely useful and productive in gaining further insight into the plans on a number of fronts, as well as an opportunity of putting the concerns that St. Mirren supporters and indeed that fans of other clubs have about the proposals.

What follows is a detailed report of the meeting for the benefit of all St. Mirren supporters.

Fans Survey on SPL Reconstruction Plans launched

A survey has been launched to find out the views of St. Mirren fans on the SPL's plans for league reconstruction to a 2-tier setup of 10 teams each.

To participate in the survey and to register your views on the reconstruction plans, please click here.

The survey will run until January 14th at which time the views will be collated and sent to St. Mirren's General Manager, Brian Caldwell for the club's consideration.

Thank you and happy voting!

Future Saints Development - Xmas Auction

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SMiSA are pleased to announce that an online Christmas auction will take place to raise money for St. Mirren's Youth Development, as part of the 'Future Saints' initiative.

The auction will take place on the SMiSA website until the closing date of Wednesday the 15th of December, with various exclusive rare and collectors items of Saints memorabilia being sold off.

For full details please go to the website's Future Saints Christmas Auction 2010 page where you can find out exactly what is being auctioned and how to go about bidding.

Happy holidays!

Question & Answer Night - Tuesday 5th October

SMiSA are pleased to announce that there will be a Question & Answer Night to be held in the Corporate Hospitality suite at New St. Mirren Park on Tuesday the 5th of October.  During the evening fans will be able to put their questions directly to the club's management team of Danny Lennon and Iain Jenkins.  For most of us it’s our first chance to hear what Danny and Iain have to say face to face and it promises to be an eventful evening. The night kicks off at 7.30pm in the suite and the bar will be open.

Tickets are currently available from Provan Sports and any unsold briefs will be available on the night at the door however please purchase in advance as places are limited. Tickets cost £3.00 each and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Future Saints Development campaign.

New Initiative - Future Saints

 

At St Mirren Football Club we have a long tradition of rearing our own players from the youth level to a full blown professional. Even though the Club has still maintained this tradition there is no argument that the numbers involved has dropped off as over the last couple of decades the game in general has gone in a different direction.

SMiSA - the St Mirren Independent Supporters' Association - have stepped forward to form a partnership with the Club that is hoped will kick-start the conveyor belt of talent that we witnessed in days gone bye.